Snow caps a mountain range as seen on a flight from Anchorage to Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Out of the Office: What are men to rocks and mountains?

I’ve met a lot of addicts since moving to Alaska. Not the kind you think, though. My friends are constantly searching for their next fix… Continue reading

Snow caps a mountain range as seen on a flight from Anchorage to Seattle, Washington, on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A curling stone is swept across the ice during a Learn to Curl clinic Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The clinic was a fundraiser for the Homer Curling Club. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Former Olympic curler helps supports Homer club

A year after the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games, when the U.S. men’s curling team scored an unexpected victory over Sweden to earn a gold… Continue reading

A curling stone is swept across the ice during a Learn to Curl clinic Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The clinic was a fundraiser for the Homer Curling Club. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

Tangled up in blue: Squeaky boards

There are a few squeaky floorboards in Resurrect Art Coffee House. The old church was built in 1916, though, so it’s to be expected. It’s… Continue reading

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  • Recreation
Resurrect Art Coffee House in Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
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Homer hockey tops SoHi in tight contest

The loss of eight key Homer seniors coupled with the returning cast of rising Soldotna skaters left the debate of who would stand as the… Continue reading

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Homer’s Hannah Hatfield wins a loose ball from Soldotna High School’s Morgan Bouschor during a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Mariner basketball roundup

Homer’s basketball teams found mixed success at home and on the road over the last week, ultimately both falling to Soldotna High School in Southcentral… Continue reading

Homer’s Hannah Hatfield wins a loose ball from Soldotna High School’s Morgan Bouschor during a Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 game in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Monica Zappa, in her telltale neon garb, takes off with her team from the starting line of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on Jan. 27, 2018 at Freddie’s Roadhouse in Ninilchik. (Homer News file photo)

Tustumena 200 ready to ramp up

In less than two weeks, a raucous group of race dogs will pull into the finishing area at Freddie’s Roadhouse near Ninilchik, musher in tow,… Continue reading

Monica Zappa, in her telltale neon garb, takes off with her team from the starting line of the Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race on Jan. 27, 2018 at Freddie’s Roadhouse in Ninilchik. (Homer News file photo)
Piles of racing bibs wait to be claimed by contestants Saturday afternoon at the snowmachine drag races at Freddie’s Roadhouse near Ninilchik. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Freddie’s Roadhouse drag races give racers a boost

Competition is the tide that raises all boats, or in this case, all sleds. The Freddie’s Roadhouse snowmachine drag races hosted at the picturesque restaurant… Continue reading

Piles of racing bibs wait to be claimed by contestants Saturday afternoon at the snowmachine drag races at Freddie’s Roadhouse near Ninilchik. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer athletics director, coach, joins Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame

When Homer wrestling coach and high school athletic director Chris Perk found out last month he was about to be inducted into the Alaska Wrestling… Continue reading

Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer hockey skates over Kenai

The visiting Kenai Kardinals fell in a Southcentral Conference match-up with the Homer Mariners on Tuesday, though not without a fight. Homer started off strong,… Continue reading

Homer skater Tyler Gilliland, having lost his stick, kicks the puck out of a scuffle with two Kenai Central High School players during a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 game at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing: Members of the ski team will participate in the Grace Invite on Jan. 18-19 in Anchorage. Hockey: Homer’s hockey team will… Continue reading

Out of the Office: At the edge of the world

Anniversaries are strange things — in many ways they are arbitrary, days we mark on a calendar to keep us from forgetting that we have… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk’s Kristin Klaich shoots on Cook Inlet Academy’s Emilee Cragg and Anna Cizek on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cook Inlet Academy. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)

Ninilchik basketball ends unsucessful weekend

The Soldotna girls won’t be coming home empty-handed from their weekend trip to Ketchikan. The Stars capped a 3-0 weekend Saturday night with the girls… Continue reading

Nikolaevsk’s Kristin Klaich shoots on Cook Inlet Academy’s Emilee Cragg and Anna Cizek on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Cook Inlet Academy. (Peninsula Clarion file photo)
Mariner Seth Adkins looks for an opening during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

8-team Southcentral Conference ready to rock

The hoops field is getting crowded in the Class 3A Southcentral Conference. The addition of Kenai Central to the Class 3A level of high school… Continue reading

Mariner Seth Adkins looks for an opening during a basketball game between the Homer Mariners and the Kenai Kardinals on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at the Homer High School Alice Witte Gym in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Kardinal Hayley Maw plays defense on Mariner Rylee Doughty during a game against the Homer Mariner girls basketball team on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Area basketball roundup; Homer falls to Kenai Central

Homer fell just short over a conference victory over Kenai Central High School, losing 48-47 in Homer last Friday. The Kardinal boys came back from… Continue reading

Kardinal Hayley Maw plays defense on Mariner Rylee Doughty during a game against the Homer Mariner girls basketball team on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer boys capture state wrestling title

Homer’s wrestling team reclaimed their state championship throne last weekend for the first time since 2015. The Mariners came away from the competition at the… Continue reading

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                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.

Sports in brief

Upcoming events Cross-country skiing — The Mariner skiers are next scheduled to compete on Jan. 18 and 19 at the Grace Invite. Basketball — The… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Wendy Todd</span>
                                The Homer girls basketball team holds their first place trophy at the Service Cougar Tip Off tournament, held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14-15, 2018 in Anchorage, Alaska. Top row from left to right: Marina Carroll, Cora Parish, Bri Hetrick, Rylyn Todd, Alia bales, Kelli Bishop, Lexi Dawson, Laura Inama, Manager Brooke Knotte, and Manager Katie Clark. Bottom row: Shelly Johnson, Alexis Kreger, Hannah Hatfield, and Rylee Doughty.
Homer teammates Josh Bradshaw (left) and Mose Hayes square off in the 152-pound championship Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Homer wrestling wins 4th straight region crown

There’s a reason why Saturday’s Kachemak Conference wrestling finals looked more like a Homer Mariners practice room than a tournament championship round. It’s because Homer’s… Continue reading

Homer teammates Josh Bradshaw (left) and Mose Hayes square off in the 152-pound championship Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at the Kachemak Conference wrestling tournament at Grace Christian High School in Anchorage, Alaska. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)
Skiers climb a hill near the start of the Kachemak Bay Marathon Ski Tour in March of 2007 near Homer, Alaska, in winter where Homer actually had snow. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Out of the Office: Don’t wait for snow or ice — just get outside

Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the Dec. 7 Peninsula Clarion before the recent snowfall in Homer. But you never know — the weather… Continue reading

Skiers climb a hill near the start of the Kachemak Bay Marathon Ski Tour in March of 2007 near Homer, Alaska, in winter where Homer actually had snow. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

SoHi sweeps Homer in fundraiser game for damaged valley rink

The Big Lake Rec Center came out the big winner of Friday’s hockey match up between Soldotna and Homer. After the Nov. 30 earthquake damaged… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe scoops the puck away from the wall during a Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 game against Soldotna High School at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Stars swept the Mariners 4-0 in the fundraiser game that raised money for a Mat-Su Valley ice rink damaged by the Nov. 30 earthquake. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer area sports in brief

Upcoming Hockey: The Mariner Hockey team will travel this weekend for games at West Anchorage High School on Friday at 6:30 p.m., and against Service… Continue reading

Homer’s Lee Lowe skates in front of Talyn Meyer to foil a breakaway the Eagle River skater got during their game Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena in Homer, Alaska. The Wolves beat the Mariners 8-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)